Unfortunately, not much can be done about this other than what already has. We have to be constantly vigilant, especially with the mainstream media so deeply in the liberal camp, often to an extent those media themselves don’t realize. It’s imbued in their DNA and their unconscious.
An interesting small case in point is the new Christian Science Monitor report “Why ‘tea party’ defenders won’t let N-word claims rest,” superficially a much more sympathetic (to the tea partiers) article than most. It’s an attempt to be even-handed and yet reporter Patrik Jonsson writes of the now famous accusation of multiple N-word use by Tea Partiers from members of the Congressional Black Caucus: Without hard evidence for either side, the conventional wisdom might be for tea partyers to let the incident slide and to blame the movement’s more radical elements.
Say what? Without hard evidence from either side? In the US of A, where I live, we are supposedly innocent until proven guilty. There was no proof at all offered for this accusation of racism. Indeed, some of the accusers have even walked away from it; the originator has gone silent. In a court of law, there would be no need whatsoever for the Tea Partiers to offer evidence of innocence of any kind in their defense. This accusation would be thrown out in a trice. But of course, the Tea Partiers did offer a defense, because the mainstream media has unconscionably stacked the moral deck against the Tea Party movement. And the world knows it. And so does Mr. Jonsson, who, most probably without thinking, employed the rhetoric of “moral equivalency” for his article where there is not even remote moral equivalency. There is only an accusation without proof. I could just as easily accuse Mr. Jonsson of racism — and I don’t know him. He, at least, had the courage to report on this matter with some honesty.
Andrew Breitbart has done a brilliant job of pointing out this profound bias by offering his one hundred thousand dollar reward for provable instances of Tea Party racism, which, thus far and not surprisingly, has not been claimed. I wouldn’t have Andrew’s guts, because I know people make mistakes. But he has certainly made his point — and then some.
So I will return to mine. These are not great times. We may be headed for that double-dip recession or even worse. The administration is going to be proposing legislation like Cap and Trade II that not only hurts the economy but enriches their cronies in the name of bogus science. A VAT — that most regressive of taxes — will ironically be proposed by a purportedly “progressive” administration. (When will that word be returned to where it really belongs — poker?) They will do this in support of expanded government programs that cost billions, probably trillions, more than they will ever admit to themselves or to us.
Yes, as the Chinese curse goes, we do live in interesting times. If they get any more interesting, they will kill us. As they say in that great Dos XX’s ad, “Stay thirsty, my friends.”